INVISALIGN Teeth ALIGNERs

Serving Maple Ridge and Surrounding Areas 

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Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Maple Ridge

Aligners for teeth are dental devices that are used used to correct teeth that are misaligned, gapped, or crowded. They are clear, removable, and nearly invisible. And, are an alternative to metal braces for people who want to improve their smile.

It is a modern method to teeth whitening that is a fully digitized experience to help you get the smile you want. It is typically considered an alternative to traditional orthodontics and metal braces. 

Learn how Invisalign® works and if it is the right procedure for you. If you are interested, contact Westgate Dental Centre and ask how you can get one for your teeth correction.

WHAT ARE INVISALIGN ALIGNERS?

Invisalign is an alternative and modern alternative to orthodontics and braces. It is a customized aligner that is placed over the top and/or bottom teeth, it is translucent and nearly invisible. This aligners for teeth needs to be changed every 2 weeks for a period that can range from 6 months to over a year depending on the corrective needs of the patient’s teeth. It is very similar to dental retainers which are designed to keep your teeth from shifting. The major difference between Invisalign and a retainer is that the Invisalign treatment will move and align your teeth gradually over time instead of just keeping them in place.

It is an effective alternative for; teeth gaps, crowded teeth, bite problems including overbite and underbite.

INVISALIGN VS. TRADITIONAL BRACES

Ultimately Invisalign and traditional braces have the same end goal, to straighten teeth and improve the health and appearance of a smile. Even though they share a similar objective the procedures are very different.

The major advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces include;

  • Invisalign does not require any drastic alterations or life changes on the part of the person wearing them.
  • Patients can take out the their Invisalign aligners for teeth compared to traditional medical braces, where patients cannot remove them to eat, brush teeth or drink.
  • It provides much more convenience.
  • It has a transparent aligner that is nearly invisible. Traditional metal braces have visible and very noticeable wire and bands.

HOW TO GET INVISALIGN®

If you are looking to get one, the process is a relatively easy.

Step 1: Consult a Doctor or Dentist

The first step you need to take is to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist or dentist about your eligibility. During your initial consultation, they’ll assess whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign and create a treatment plan. After an examination, the dental professional will go over the benefits of it. Once this is completed you will get a digital preview of how your new smile will look after the treatment.

Step 2: Get Custom-Made 

The next step in the process is to get your Invisalign aligner custom-made and constructed to match your teeth/smile. This is done using special scanning technology. With this, there is no messy teeth molds or long waiting periods. The scanning system is fast, accurate, and will help your dental professional create the perfect alignment trays for your teeth.

Step 3: Start Using 

When the first set of your aligners are finished in production, you can pick them up from us, or your dental professional and start wearing them. This will change over time to match the evolution and improvement of your smile. You will need to pick up new sets over time. When a patient gets the new aligners they will need to switch the with the old one so their teeth and smile will continue to improve.

DENTAL ALIGNERS FOR TEETH

If you are looking to schedule an Invisalign® consultation contact us at Westgate Dental Centre to see if dental aligners are right for you!